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A photographer from Syracuse captures the tragedy of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Syracuse.com
Syracuse.com
 2021-10-22
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Sometime in the evening of October 8, 1871, a fire broke out in a small barn on the southwest side of Chicago. A little over twenty-four hours later, rain, seemingly sent from the heavens, finally put out the conflagration, but it was much too late. The fire that began in or...

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